How Salem Does Health Leadership
More than 60 percent of students at Salem pursue a first or second major in health and STEM fields. However, every student has the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills related to health leadership. At Salem, students graduate with a unique set of competencies that no other liberal arts college graduates will have. This will be their tool kit for success in their future careers as well, as their lives navigating all the ways in which health impacts them as individuals and impacts our society.
Salem College students develop the competencies to lead, solve problems, and challenge the status quo in an ever changing health ecosystem. They develop these competencies through:
- small classes focused on developing knowledge, skills, and aptitudes that prepare women for leadership;
- co-curricular experiences that create the conditions for individual and team success;
- active learning experiences in the classroom and beyond that prepare them to work in a wide range of organizations across the health sector.
A distinguished group of industry advisors sitting on the President’s Advisory Council guides Salem’s health leadership work. This group includes CEOs, Chief Diversity Officers, Deans and other leaders of nationally recognized health-related companies, foundations, and nonprofits.